Philip P. Ide

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Coffee Blog: 2022-07-31

Yesterday, I roasted Profile I, which I'd come up with after sampling Profile H. I did two loads, each of 200g.

Profile I
Load 200g End (mins)
Pre-heat 200°C
Stage 1 (to yellow) Drying 200°C 6:00
Stage 2 (to 1st crack) Caramelising 250°C 10:30
Stage 3 Development 240°C 16:30
Ambient Temp 25.8°C
RH 49%
Coffee Columbian - El Carmen

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· 2022/07/31 09:15 · Phil Ide

2022-07-30 Fix Website

Update to site software breaks something.

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· 2022/07/30 09:25 · Phil Ide

Coffee Blog: 2022-07-24

Update: Profile H tested, see below

I've been creating roasting profiles, and recently changed from a numeric system to an alphabetic. I don't know why, perhaps the numbers were making me depressed at how many times I'd done it and still not reached a particularly good roast other by accident.

Anyway, I decided to do two roasts this weekend. One I called 'Profile G' and the other 'Profile H'. Here's the first one:

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· 2022/07/24 10:04 · Phil Ide

Jezero Weather Data

The Perseverance Rover has been sending back weather data. Now that InSight has officially retired from the weather business, I'll be collecting the weather data from Perseverance in Jezero Crater.

It'll take me a while to get setup, and the data being returned is quite different. The InSight weather page will be renamed so it can still be accessed.

· 2022/07/18 07:59 · Phil Ide

InSight's Final Selfie

InSight's Final Selfie The InSight lander is in the final stages of of its extended mission. This image, taken on April 24th 2022, is it's last selfie.

There was a possibility to keep going until the last operating science experiment had to be turned off, and then InSight would keep operating on safe mode until it eventually ran out of power.

There's always a push to keep an experiment running as long as possible. It tests the experiment to extremis, and it keeps people employed. By running it as long as possible, they also discover the limits of the engineering in the harsh environment. This time though, they decided to turn off safe-mode so the seismometer can keep operating until the end.

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· 2022/07/17 12:57 · Phil Ide

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